Food in season: June

Ah, those heady days of summer are upon us. The question on everyone’s lips: will it be a washout or will we see the sun? Only time will tell. We can see the beginnings of mediterranean veg coming in with aubergine, courgettes and fennel, perfect to be roasted up or made into ratatouille. It’s also a great month for fruit with summer berries and currants coming in; strawberries and cream anyone?

Vegetables

Asparagus
Aubergine
Basil
Broad beans
Cabbage
Carrot
Cavolo nero
Chervil
Courgette
Courgette flower
Fennel bulb
Garlic
Globe artichoke
Lamb’s lettuce
Lettuce
New potatoes
Onions
Pak choi
Peas
Pepper
Old potatoes
Radicchio
Radish
Rocket
Runner bean
Spinach
Spring greens
Spring onions
Watercress

Fish and seafood

Anchovies
Barramundi
Crab
Crayfish
Haddock
Halibut
Herrings
Kipper
Langoustines
Lobster (UK Native)
Mackerel
Monkfish
Octopus
Oysters
Red snapper
Salmon
Scallop
Sea bass
Tuna
Turbot
Winkles

Fruit

Apricot
Banana
Blackcurrants
Cherry
Gooseberry
Nectarine
Pomegranate
Raspberry
Redcurrant
Rhubarb
Strawberry
Tomato

Meat and game

Pork
Spring lamb
Chicken